Oxford local TV channel given permission to cut local programming

Local TV channel That's Oxford has been given the green light by Ofcom to further reduce the time devoted to local programming.

It's the second request by the channel, branded on-screen as "That's Oxfordshire" , to amend the programming commitments attached to its broadcast licence this year.

Under the revised commitments, first proposed to Ofcom a month after the last changes were approved, the channel will be allowed to axe repeats of local programming, giving the channel the ability to flexibility insert networked or syndicated programmes.

After careful deliberation, the Decision-makers at Ofcom considered that the "character of the service overall would still be maintained following the requested variation. In particular, the same overall volume of first-run local programming, including local news and current affairs programming, would continue to be provided by That’s Oxford."

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